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Real Estate Investments Increasing in DC Plans
Real Estate Investments Increasing in DC Plans
A new report suggests defined contribution plan investors have grown more sophisticated in their knowledge of the real estate asset class and many are looking closer at asset-level and manager performance.
Ask the Experts
Can Employees of Tax-Exempts in Puerto Rico Participate in 403(b)s?
“We are a national 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization who recently started employing individuals who live and work in Puerto Rico. Since citizens of Puerto Rico are also U.S. citizens, can they participate in our 403(b) plan?”
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Research
2021 Best in Class DC Providers
Research
2021 Recordkeeping Survey
Administration
Participants Will Need Support to Understand Lifetime Income Projections
Market Mirror
Tuesday, the Dow gained 492.40 points (1.40%) to finish at 35,719.43, the Nasdaq closed 461.76 points (3.03%) higher at 15,686.92, and the S&P 500 increased 95.08 points (2.07%) to 4,686.75. The Russell 2000 was up 50.31 points (2.28%) at 2,253.79, and the Wilshire 5000 climbed 1,020.51 points (2.18%) to 47,933.44.

The price of the 10-year Treasury note was down 4/32, increasing its yield to 1.479%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond decreased 30/32, bringing its yield up to 1.806%.
Research
2021 Liability-Driven Investment Survey
Research from PLANSPONSOR’s sister publication CIO finds that stocks may be way up, but private sector defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors still escalate their devotion to de-risking.
Data and Research,
Do Public Pensions Need a Shift in Investment Strategies?
A report, which says their investments have underperformed since the 2008 financial crisis and are costly, suggests officials should switch to purely passive investing.
The Pandemic’s Impact on the Decision to Retire
Although more workers left the workforce, the pandemic was not associated with a large increase in the share of older workers who report being out of the workforce due to retirement.
Products
Aon Tool Quantifies Impact of Social Determinants of Health
It recommends solutions for improving the health of employees who live in disadvantaged communities.
Small Talk
ON THIS DATE: In 1886, at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio, the American Federation of Labor was founded. In 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. In 1980, John Lennon, a former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City. In 1987, at a summit meeting in Washington, D.C., President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the first treaty between the two superpowers to reduce their massive nuclear arsenals. In 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. NAFTA was a trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico which eliminated virtually all tariffs and trade restrictions between the three nations. In 1998, the first female ice hockey game in Olympic history was played. Finland beat Sweden 6-0.
WEDNESDAY WISDOM: “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”—Herman Melville, American novelist
Industry Intel Roundup—Thought Leadership
PLANSPONSOR is pleased to present the next edition of our Industry Intelligence roundup. This week, we are featuring content from thought leadership authorities. The content was created to educate, inform and offer ideas for plan sponsors regarding plan design, investing, administration and compliance.
SPONSORED BY: MissionSquare Retirement
Mission Possible: Meeting the Needs of Retirees in the Public Sector
Interview with Lynne Ford, chief executive officer and president of MissionSquare Retirement
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